Boeing To Update 737 MAX Software As Grounding Of Jets Drags On

Clay Curtis
March 17, 2019

"We will not rest until we are given the real body or body parts of our loved ones".

The Montreal-based company said its guidance for the years 2020 and 2021 for return on invested capital and margin on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), as well as the cumulative free cash flow over the 2019-2021 period, remains in place. The crash of two of them in the space of just a few months, coupled with similarities in the circumstances, led countries and airlines around the world to ground the plane.

Earth from the crash site is being made available for a planned service in Addis Ababa on Sunday, Reuters reports.

Countries across the world grounded the 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft after flight 302 crashed on 10 March.

Trump and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed exchanged condolences Friday, Abiy said on Twitter, with the United States president praising Ethiopian Airlines as a "strong institution" and offering technical support. "We will make sure the post mortem investigation will start soon as possible".

In the meantime an Ethiopian delegation has reportedly joined investigators in France who are probing the cause of last Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines Crash.

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On Saturday, investigators began studying the cockpit voice recorder.

"The president reiterated his sorrow over the loss of life and underscored America's commitment to work with the government of Ethiopia - a longstanding partner and friend of the United States - and worldwide civil aviation authorities to determine the cause of the crash", the White House said in a statement.

The recorders, also known as black boxes, were sent to France because the BEA has extensive expertise in analyzing such devices. The latest crash, this time of an Ethiopian jetliner, killed all 157 people on board.

The New York Times reports crews uncovered plane equipment that when tilted upward would have forced the nose toward the ground.

Speaking in a "panicky voice", the doomed aircraft's captain requested permission to return to the airport nearly immediately after takeoff as the plane "accelerated to abnormal speed", the newspaper reported Thursday, citing a person who had reviewed the air traffic communications.

"It has been obvious since the Lion Air crash that a redesign of the 737 MAX 8 has been urgently needed. and the announced proposed fixes do not go far enough". "And I would put it on the airlines at this juncture to have better trained and better explained to the pilots get them the training they need so that this problem didn't occur again".

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